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lairy

[ lair-ee ]
/ ˈlɛər i /
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adjective, lair·i·er, lair·i·est.Australian Informal.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a lair, a man who dresses garishly and is crude or vulgar.

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Origin of lairy

First recorded in 1905–10; apparently to be identified with British, especially Cockney slang lairy “cunning, knowing, conceited,” respelling (representing dialectal pronunciation) of leery1
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British Dictionary definitions for lairy

lairy
/ (ˈlɛərɪ) /

adjective lairier or lairiest

gaudy or flashy

Word Origin for lairy

C20: from leery
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